Millwrights H&W COVID Update – Dec 23, 2020

COVID-19 AND YOUR COVERAGE: A Further Extension for
Millwrights’ H&W Plan Members

December 23, 2020 Update
The Health & Welfare Trustees are extending active Plan Member coverage to March 31, 2021.

Since May 2020, the Trustees have been extending coverage to Plan Members due to COVID-19’s impact on employment opportunities.

Good news is on the horizon, in the form of vaccines. But it will take several months before those are widely distributed to essential workers. In the meantime:

• Hour banks will remain frozen, and self-payments waived, so that active members covered for the month of December 2020 will have coverage to March 31, 2021.
• Prescription drug coverage will continue to be increased from 80% to 90% for all drugs purchased until March 31, 2021.

The Trustees continue to closely monitor Plan Members’ coverage and claims experience. Thank you for being prudent with your health and dental expenditures; we encourage you to continue doing so.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Alberta government’s COVID-19 website: The Trustees are taking this pandemic very seriously. If you experience symptoms of coronavirus, seek immediate testing, quarantine, and
medical attention.

The Trustees wish your family safety and health during the holiday season, and will provide further updates as things evolve.

Please contact PBAS, the Plan Administrator, for more information.

Millwrights’ H&W Trust Fund for Alberta
Phone: 403-250-3534 or toll-free at 1-888-525-1460 Email:

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